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So...Basically... I wanted a light up by my pool. I want to program it to be pressed, turn on, then after 30 seconds turn off. (this way we can walk down the stairs without tripping and dying at night) How would I go about this?? Please be specific - I'm kinda a noob! Thanks!

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gyromild
gyromild

13 years ago

There are lightings that you can buy in stores that does the job... However in the spirit of DIY, you could use a timer knob in place of the light switch...the type similar to ones on electrical toaster oven, dryers, etc. Electrical stores should have them.

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Joe426
Joe426

Reply 13 years ago

Timer Knob Eh?? Hmm...Think I could pick up something like that at Radio Shack?? or Home depot?

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Bran
Bran

13 years ago

There's a better way to solving this problem: Don't install any light, and walk down the stairs. Trip and die, then you won't ever have any light problems again. Seriously, try searching PIR motion detector. That may be what you want (though you might want to insert DIY or project into your search, or else you may end up with ads.